Rangers Chase League Title Points To Abeokuta, Battle Ikorodu United

Rangers International of Enugu are likely to maintain their leadership position on the Nigeria Professional Football League table if they defeat Ikorodu United in a Match Day 37 clash at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta on Sunday, 25 September, 2016.

The Flying Antelopes have waited for over 31 years to get to this level and are not likely to let this year’s opportunity to slip away.

Rangers have garnered a total of 57 points from 34 matches to stay top of the log, having won 16 games, drawn 9 and lost 9, while closest title chasers Rivers United of port Harcourt have 56 points from 34 games (Won 18, drawn 2, lost 14).

Ozor Paul Chubuzor, the General Manager of Rangers believes it’s their season, while Chief Coach of the Antelopes Imama Amapakabo says: “We are in a tile push situation right now and the match against Ikorodu United is crucial to our ambition. It’s a must win match and all the players know we can’t afford to drop a single point at this time”.

Meanwhile, Rivers United’s technical manager, Stanley Eguma has warned his players to concentrate on themselves in their final two league games of the season.

Rivers United surrendered top spot last Sunday to Enugu Rangers following a 0-1 defeat to Wikki Tourists in Bauchi during a Match Day 36 clash.

With just two matches to the end of the season, Rangers are already looking at the title, will it be Rangers season? Let’s keep our ‘eye’ on the league and watch how the season ends.

Below are the fixtures for this weekend.

Heartland FC Vs Kano Pillars
El-Kanemi Warriors Plateau United FC
Ikorodu United FC Vs Rangers Int’l FC
Sunshine Stars FC Vs Warri Wolves FC
Shooting Stars FC Vs Wikki Tourists FC
Rivers United FC Vs Abia Warriors FC
Nasarawa FC Vs Akwa United FC
FC Ifeanyi Ubah Vs Enyimba Int’l FC
Niger Tornadoes FC Vs MFM FC

How They Stand

Team P W D L Pts GF GA +/-
1 (1) Rangers Int 34 16 9 9 57 47 36 11
2 (2) Rivers United 34 18 2 14 56 36 28 8
3 (3) Wikki Tourists 34 15 9 10 54 43 27 16
4 (4) FC IfeanyiUbah 34 15 8 11 53 36 32 4
5 (5) Lobi Stars FC 35 15 7 13 52 39 35 4
6 (6) Kano Pillars 34 15 6 13 51 46 38 8
7 (7) Sunshine Stars 34 13 11 10 50 43 35 8
8 (8) Enyimba 35 14 8 13 50 34 34 0
9 (9) Nasarawa United 34 16 1 17 49 39 39 0
10 (10) El-Kanemi FC 34 15 3 16 48 36 38 -2
11 (11) Plateau United 34 13 9 12 48 33 35 -2
12 (12) Akwa United FC 34 13 7 14 46 42 42 0
13 (13) Niger Tornadoes 34 14 3 17 45 36 40 -4
14 (14) Abia Warriors 34 11 11 12 44 33 38 -5
15 (15) Shooting Stars 34 13 5 16 44 39 46 -7
16 (16) MFM FC 34 11 9 14 42 34 37 -3
17 (17) Warri Wolves FC 34 11 9 14 42 28 37 -9
18 (18) Heartland FC 34 10 10 14 40 23 29 -6
19 (19) Ikorodu United 34 7 11 16 32 31 52 -21
20 (20) Giwa FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


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